Paddy Tomkins

Droman Ltd
EU Resident Twinning Advisor, Ministry of the Interior, Serbia

2/1 Palmerston Road
Tel: +44 7770 653413

NetworkPolice organization: Practitioner

GroupSIPR Associate


I was educated King's College London, where I took First Class Honours in History; and at the OU where I gained an MA in Classical History.  I am now reading for an MSc in International Development Management with the OU.


Appointed to Sussex Police in 1979, I later transferred to the Metropolitan Police as a Chief Superintendent in 1993, where I commanded Paddington Green Division.  Promoted to Commander in 1997 to attend the Royal College of Defence Studies I took the top prize for the best research paper of that year.

I joined Lothian and Borders Police as Chief Constable in 2002, was subsequently appointed HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland in 2007, and retired in April 2009 after publishing an Independent Review of Policing in Scotland.


I now provide strategic advice on policing to a number of global corporations and SMEs, and am currently leading an EU funded twinning project between the governments of the UK and the Republic of Serbia on the Development of Strategic Planning and improvement of Horizontal Communication within the Serbian Ministry of the Interior.


I have published a paper on surveillance and privacy in the Journal of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) (1998); published numerous inspection reports in my role as HMCICS; contributed opinion pieces on policing policy to the Scottish and national media; and have continued my academic studies through postgraduate courses (described above) at the Open University.

Last Updated: Wed 30 Oct 13